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Mount Langley Army Pass Route

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The standard route to the summit of one of California's easiest 14ers.


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Point to Point

13,969' 4,258 m

High

12,006' 3,660 m

Low

1,969' 600 m

Up

151' 46 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

72%

Max Grade (36°)

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Need to Know

High point stat is inaccurate as the peak is at 14,042'.

Description

Work your way north over scree and gravel toward Mount Langley. As the path gets steeper, head left around the cliffs below the summit plateau. When you get to Langley's steep north face, turn east and finish the scramble to the summit. The trail here isn't maintained, and much of your hike will involve navigating over tough terrain. Keep an eye out for the markers that the National Park Service put in place to help prevent erosion.

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Shared By:

Miguel Vieira with improvements by Antsie Kat

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  4.8 from 8 votes

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A group of hikers looks out over Sequoia National Park on the way down from Mount Langley.
Jan 7, 2017 near Lone Pine, CA
The summit of Mount Langley offers an unbridled view north along the Sierra Crest.
Jan 7, 2017 near Lone Pine, CA
Cairns. There is no clear path up, keep an eye for these to lead the way.
Aug 2, 2020 near Lone Pine, CA
Mount Langley Geo Marker
Aug 2, 2020 near Lone Pine, CA

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Jun 7, 2021
CHRIS Jun
Aug 22, 2020
Brandon Moeckel
Slowed w/Rachel sick @ altitude. No snow. Slept in car. Awoke at 4 am. Started at 5 am. Tree line at 7:30 am. Summit at 10:30 am. 1st grp @ summit. 20mi — 9h 48m
Aug 1, 2020
Antsie Kat
Cottonwood Lakes Campground to Mount Langley via New Army Pass to Long Lake. Mount Langley 14,042' 18.5mi
Sep 22, 2019
William Nicolas
with Nich. good times
Sep 21, 2019
Kate K
Nov 17, 2018
Troy Kutch
Justin And I 2.6mi
Sep 16, 2018
Teresa Brecht
decending from 3rd class-ing it up to langley peak. ~ 2.2 hrs from summit to camp at lake 5
Sep 11, 2016
Mark Lamdagan
Great views of Mt. Whitney in the distance.